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First Year of Sobriety: Managing Your Mental Health and Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms

First Year of Sobriety: Managing Your Mental Health and Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms
Going from addiction to sobriety is best thought of not as an event, but as a journey. Initially, the focus of attention is on rehab: Is rehab really necessary? If so, what kind and for how long? Rehab is thought of as the place where people get sober and turn their lives around, and this is true. ...
How Cognitive Dissonance Plays a Role in Addiction Behavior

How Cognitive Dissonance Plays a Role in Addiction Behavior
Cognitive dissonance is the tension that is perceived by the conflict of a belief and an opposing desire with which the mind is faced. This inconsistency produces discomfort and anxiety. We are driven to reconcile those conflicting thoughts, beliefs and desires or behaviors to preserve harmony in our minds and make ourselves feel rationally better. Three ...